2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Comes Next May

August 5, 2009
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The delayed two-door version of the Cadillac CTS is coming in May, and when it arrives, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will be joined right away by a V-8 CTS-V Coupe, too.

A spokesman confirmed to TheCarConnection that the two-door would get the 2011 model year designation, and that it would share powertrains with the CTS sedan and the new 2010 CTS Sport Wagon that's in the product pipeline for the current calendar year.

The Coupe had been due for a release this summer, but GM's bankruptcy resulted in many product planning changes, including the delay of the two-door CTS.

The 2010 Cadillac CTS lineup, with four-door sedan and wagon models, gets a new base engine--a 3.0-liter, direct-injection V-6 with 270 horsepower. It's a version of the same engine found in the SRX crossover, with an additional 5 horsepower that come from a less restrictive exhaust system.  The 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6 engine continues as an option on the CTS, while the CTS-V sports sedan carries over unchanged.

One key difference in the CTS sedan is the availability of a manual transmission; the CTS Sport Wagon will be automatic-only, Cadillac confirms.

Other 2010 Cadillac models are mostly carryover products as well, though the Escalade Hybrid is now offered in an $80,000 Platinum edition, with LED headlamps as a standout detail. The XLR and XLR-V roadsters are history, having been discontinued after the 2009 model year.

We'll have more on the 2010 Cadillac lineup this Friday, with our first drive of the turbocharged 2010 Cadillac SRX that arrives at dealers in October.


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